What is Stylage Dermal Filler Used For and What are the Side Effects?

What is Stylage?

Stylage is a range of hyaluronic acid-based dermal implants designed and manufactured by Vivacy Laboratories, a famous French pharmaceutical company specialising in aesthetic products. This collection of fillers is unique as they are processed using original InterPenetrated Cross-linked Networks or IPN-Like Technology for highly viscoelastic filler gel. Besides correcting skin imperfections, all the fillers are integrated with antioxidant mannitol or sorbitol for skin protective actions. Antioxidants scavenge oxidising agents effectively, so as to maintain good skin health as well as the performance of the fillers. Not only that, patients experience shorter downtime as post-injection swelling is effectively curbed thanks to antioxidants.

A complete list of Stylage implants is as follows:

 What is Stylage dermal filler used for?

The fillers above are categorised into 4 different classes according to their functions:

  1. Skin Hydration and Biorevitalisation: Fillers in this range (e.g. Hydro and Hydromax) are used to correct minor premature ageing signs like dullness and dehydration. Skin in areas like back of hands, face, neck and decolletage respond well to these implants.
  2. Lip Correction and Enhancement: The filler in this collection (e.g. Special Lips) is perfect for plumping thin and misshapen lips subtly. The filler gel is resilient enough to withstand various movements of lips while still adding volume.
  3. Filling and Smoothing Wrinkles: Implants in this classification (e.g. S, M and L) are ideal for effortlessly plumping superficial wrinkles to deep-set sagging creases. Some commonly treated facial lines include crow’s feet, perioral lines, and nasolabial folds. Minor facial features like nasal humps and earlobes can also be augmented non-surgically via this hyaluronic acid filler gel.
  4. Facial Remodeling and Volume Restoration: Implants in this category (e.g. XL, XXL) are intended to augment and volumise gaunt regions subtly. As well, it is used to sculpt facial contours.

 What are the side effects?

Patients may exhibit some inflammatory reactions at treated sites following treatment.

Common side effects:

  • Pigmentation
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Proper aftercare methods like keeping the treated areas clean and protected from harsh temperatures will result in quick recovery.

Patients are still at risk of developing adverse reactions (albeit the probability of experiencing them is quite low).

Severe side effects:

  • Inflammation
  • Necrosis (tissue death)
  • Inflamed lumps

These serious reactions require quick treatment in the nearest hospital. Patients must only get Stylage injections from qualified and experienced medical practitioners to avoid any unpleasant effects.